The food service sector in Spalding is offering long term unemployed people a chance to get back to work with a new scheme. The scheme, expected to start in January 2013, initially by offering training and support in a variety of roles over two weeks, giving an introduction across several aspects of the food and catering industries.

As well as doing their bit for the local economy, organisers of the scheme also recognise the importance of training to companies and their customers. For those taking part, the courses will result in the opportunity to gain certificates in food handling, health and hygiene as well as marketing and shop floor work within the food service and catering industries. While being beneficial to the unemployed and their potential employers, it’s the customers who are really expected to reap the rewards.

The advantages of having well trained staff in the foodservice industry cannot be overstated. The employer has confidence that their staff can offer the best service to their customers, but more importantly, customers are reassured that their needs are paramount.

Well trained, knowledgeable staff who fully understand the importance of hygiene regulations and current legislation can be a great asset to any business, and in turn, its customers. By choosing to employ the graduates of courses like those in Spalding, business owners have a chance to move their companies forward. They can build their reputation not only on the quality of their food but also on the proven ability of their staff. With such reputations growing, customers can be sure they’re in safe, helpful hands when they need it most.

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